Norwich City count the cost of promotion

NORWICH CITY are one of football’s yo-yo clubs, bouncing between divisions with regularity, mostly without a sense of panic that grips many clubs when they suffer reversals. The club is also one of those football institutions that people genuinely like – unthreatening, unassuming and surviving on a diet of little victories and the ability to periodically mount a successful promotion campaign. In the modern game, … Continue reading Norwich City count the cost of promotion

The trials of being a Trotter

IT is around 20 years ago since Bolton Wanderers left their Burnden Park ground to a shining new stadium at Horwich. By modern standards, it’s not a bad home at all, equipped with the obligatory statue of a club legend, the mighty Nat Lofthouse (pictured) and, unlike some grounds, it has a railway station close by in Horwich Parkway. Bolton is one of those clubs … Continue reading The trials of being a Trotter

Canaries, Canarini, Canaris, Kanaryalar, Канари – here come the birds

Norwich City of the English Premier visit one of their poorer cousins, Hitchin Town, in a friendly game to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of a football club in the North Hertfordshire market town. The link between Hitchin foot-ball club (yes, there was a hyphen) and the current Hitchin Town FC is a little tenuous at times, but the Southern League Premier club … Continue reading Canaries, Canarini, Canaris, Kanaryalar, Канари – here come the birds